Radiology 2022 Aug 10;304(2):363-369. Epub 2022 May 10.
From the Department of Radiology, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland, and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Background Intraarticular corticosteroid (IACS) injections are frequently performed for hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA); however, there are conflicting data about the benefits and complications of IACS injections and a lack of large studies with follow-up. Purpose To determine the number of patients with complications after hip and knee IACS injections in a large study sample with long-term follow-up. Materials and Methods This retrospective single-center case series included patients who received a corticosteroid injection in the hip ( = 500) or knee ( = 500) and who underwent clinical and radiologic follow-up (conventional radiography, fluoroscopy, CT, or MRI) between 1 and 12 months after injection (January 2016 to May 2020). Read More